Patient Safety CME module
Educational program is based on the above conference.
Our response to medical errors and malpractice litigation
As part of our commitment to patient safety, we have implemented an innovative approach to medical malpractice suits and medical errors that works well for both our patients and our medical staff. It can be summed up as "apologize and learn when we’re wrong, explain and vigorously defend when we’re right, and view court as a last resort."
Patient Safety Resources:
Resources for health professionals:
Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: Turning Ideas into Action -
An internet-based Continuing Medical Education program from the U-M Medical School
U-M Patient Safety Enhancement Program -
This program leads our research efforts in patient safety, coordinating studies that seek to prove new methods of preventing errors, infections and hazards.
From the UMHS Pharmacy Services division, a site devoted to preventing medication errors.
Resources Beyond UMHS
National Patient Safety Foundation
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research – Consumer Info